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{This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill! I used their Organic All Purpose Flour, Organic Rolled Oats and other goodies to make these EASY and fun holiday gifts!! Everyone and anyone is guaranteed to love them. I know I do!}

Sooo, are we all still recovering from Thursday??

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Cause I know I sure am. The last three days have been basically non-stop. All fun things, but non-stop. Obviously, Thursday was spent cooking…cooking all day long. It was so much fun though. I had tons of help from my mom (she made the pies), my cousin Abby and her roommate Sarah (they where on tater duty). My brother Kai…ahhh well, he made chocolate martinis, but just his presence made everything all that much better (I love when he is home!). There were also appearances by all the other brothers. Redmond rode around the kitchen on a skateboard and I yelled at him a good five times before he stopped…typical. Brendan brought his girlfriend, Lyndsie, whom I had never meet before. I can be pretty tough when it comes to liking the brother’s girlfriends, but I think she’s awesome. She’s really cool and fits right in with family. Let’s see, who else. Creighton, my oldest brother, did a lot of football watching and of course my dad did a whole lot of dish washing. It was a long day that ended with Kai getting a new laptop for his birthday (he was PUMPED and very surprised!) Mom also surprising me with the CUTEST Christmas duvet and shams, because apparently I am eight years old still. Love it!

And that was basically Thursday. Friday and Saturday were spent with Kai, working on new videos for you guys. We’ve put in some serious time together these last couple days. Get ready, videos are coming!

Not sure what today holds, but I’m sure it will be packed. It’s everyone’s last day here but they will be back for Christmas in about three weeks.

Geez, I am kind of tired just writing all that out.

OH, and I totally forgot to tell you that the whole family hiked up the trail (minus me because someone had to tend to the birds) and cut down the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving Day…yes, we are crazy.

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OKAY. But enough about all the holiday stuff. Let’s talk about these gifts! As you can see, I’ve fully entered into Christmas mode and I am SO excited to start sharing with you all the cool things I have planned for this month. It’s going to be so much fun!

I know that edible gifts in jars aren’t really a new concept, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite versions. These gifts are so fun and so easy, AND everyone always appreciates a homemade gift that can simply be prepared and eaten. Like you really can’t go wrong with these. They’re perfect for everything from hostess gifts, to gifts for the in-laws, to gifts for your best girlfriends.

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So here’s the break down for you. I have seven edible gifts for you guys.

…first – homemade fudge brownie mix with um, Reese’s. YES!

…second – Christmas oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Everything is better with holiday M&M’s.

…third – Christmas chocolate chip granola. Cause chocolate for breakfast is TOTALLY acceptable at Christmas time.

…fourth – homemade salted Nutella. Can I just have a spoon please? thanks!

…fifth – espresso glazed nuts. One word: addicting.

…sixth – salted pomegranate sugar. Festive, sweet and perfect for topping pretty much any cookie, brownie or truffle.

…seventh – gingerbread spice mix. Think pancakes, waffles, lattes and hot cocoa. <–DO IT ALL.

I was so excited to team up with Bob’s Red Mill for this post. Their flours, oats and nuts obviously are the PERFECT match for these Christmas gifts.

Also…I am so excited to share that Bob’s will be giving one of you a Holiday Gift Basket full of many of the ingredients needed to make these jars. I know, I know, yes!!

The gift basket will include:

*3 lbs Organic All Purpose Flour
*3 lbs Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
*Almond Meal
*Hazelnut Meal
*Sparkling Sugar
*Cane Sugar (or the turbinado sugar)
*Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (or quick oats if you prefer)
*Bob’s Red Mill Flour Sack Towel

To enter the giveaway: Tell me, tell me, what is your favorite Christmas gift to give, and what’s your favorite Christmas gift to receive???

Just leave you answer in the comments below and I will email the winner ONE week from today!!

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Speaking of giving, one of my goals for December is to really try to give back to people who are less fortunate and struggling, so with each Sunday post through December, I want to talk about a charity I am giving to. Today I wanted to talk a bit about SmileTrain. Every day children in need of cleft palate surgery struggle with the basic abilities most of us take for granted. Think eating a meal, speaking, breathing or even something as simple as sharing a smile. Cleft palate can be fixed with surgery and this is what I wanted to bring awareness to today. Even donating just a few dollars can make a difference in one child’s life. I feel so lucky to have a family full of health, so I felt this was a great charity to put my money into. I would be so thankful if you guys took a little time today to read a little about cleft palate and donate if you can.

Let me know if you do in the comments, I would love to hear your stories about giving back this Christmas!!

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Finally, I have to say that I LOVE these jars. I was so happy with how they turned out that I basically jumped for joy as I was shooting the photos. Oh and um, the brownies + cookies + Nutella… LIFE CHANGING… so dang good.

Also, I think I maybe had way too much fun decorating these jars. Crafts are so my thing. Just sayin.

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Fudge Brownie Mix.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Rest 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings: 24 Brownies
Calories Per Serving: 223 kcal

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Ingredients

Ingredients To Add

  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, 2 sticks
  • 2 tablespoons kahlua optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

To Assemble the Jars

  • Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl.
  • In the following order, layer the sugar, cocoa powder, flour/salt mix and instant coffee in your jar as cleanly as possible.
  • In the following order, layer the milk chocolate, Reese's and dark chocolate. Seal the jar.
  • Attach a notecard with the ingredients in the jar listed, plus the extra ingredients needed, and the directions on how to make the brownies. Decorate the jars as desired.

To Bake the Brownies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish and line with parchment paper.
  • Dump the contents of the jar out into a mixing bowl. Remove the Reese's, unwrap and chop into pieces. Add them back to mixing bowl.
  • Add 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) melted butter, 2 tablespoons Kahlua (optional), 1 tablespoon vanilla and 4 eggs. Mix with a spatula until just combined. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the brownies are just set. Allow to cool completely before cutting, about 2 hours. Dust with powdered sugar.
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Christmas Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 28 Cookies
Calories Per Serving: 179 kcal

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Ingredients

Ingredients To Add

Instructions

To Assemble the Jars

  • Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
  • In the following order, layer the flour mix, oatmeals, Christmas M&M's, turbinado sugar, granulated sugar and chocolate chips. Seal the jar.
  • Attach a notecard with the ingredients in the jar listed, plus the extra ingredients needed, and directions on how to make the cookies. Decorate the jars as desired.

To Bake the Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Dump the contents of the jar out into a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or use a hand held mixer). Add 1 cup canola oil, 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Mix until the dough is moist and combined.
  • Using your hands clump together a tablespoon of dough at a time. Use your hands to really squeeze the dough into a ball. If the mixture is not holding add another tablespoon more of oil. Place on the prepared baking sheet. If your balls are a little crumbly don't worry, they will come together while baking. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until set and golden. These are best right out of the oven, so eat up!
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Christmas Chocolate Chip Granola.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 3 Litres
Calories Per Serving: 1849 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine the oats, coconut, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans and cranberries. Toss well.
  • In a skillet or small sauce pot melt the butter over medium heat until just browned. The butter will melt, foam and froth, then begin to brown along the bottom. Whisk the browned bits off of the bottom of the pan. Once the butter is browned quickly remove from the heat and slowly stir in the maple syrup and coconut oil. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the warm maple mixture over the dry oat mixture and stir to fully combine. I normally stir for a good 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Spread the granola out on a parchment lined baking sheet with sides and drizzle with 2 tablespoons honey. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes stirring every 15 minutes so the granola will get evenly toasted. The last time you stir the granola, drizzle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons honey. Remove from the oven and let cool five minutes. After 5 minutes spray the bottom of a flat 1 cup measuring cup or a flat bottomed glass with cooking spray. Press the granola into the pan using the bottom of the measuring cup so that you have a flat slab of granola that looks like it could be cut into bars. Let the granola sit for one hour to cool and harden. After an hour break the granola up into clusters. Stir in the chocolate chip and add to your glass jars.
  • Decorate the jars as desired. The granola will keep for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Servings base on 1 litre 
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Homemade Salted Nutella.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 20 ounces
Calories Per Serving: 105 kcal

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Instructions

  • Add the hazelnuts to the bowl of a food processor. Process until the hazelnuts form a paste, scraping down the sides if needed. This should take around 3-5 minutes. To the food processor, add all the remaining ingredients. Process until completely smooth, scraping down the sides 2-3 times for about 10 minutes. The Nutella will seem runny, but it will firm up as it cools. Divide the Nutella between your two jars. Decorate the jars as desired. Store at room temperature for 1 week or in the fridge for longer.
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Espresso Glazed Nuts.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 1 Litres
Calories Per Serving: 2312 kcal

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Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Heat the maple syrup, coconut oil, espresso powder and salt together until the espresso is mostly dissolved and the coconut oil has melted.
  • Spread the nuts and pepitas on the lined baking sheet and toss well with the maple syrup mixture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, toss with a spatula and bake for another 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Break apart and place in jars, then seal. Decorate as desired. Nuts will keep for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Nutritional serving based on 1 litre
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Salted Pomegranate Sugar.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Rest 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 ounces
Calories Per Serving: 15 kcal

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Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the sugar and 1 tablespoon salt. Add the pomegranate juice and food coloring. Use your hands to mix everything together until all is combined and red (or pink if you did not use the food coloring). Spread the mixture out evenly on the cookie sheet and let dry at room temperature for 2-3 hours. Once dry mix in the remaining tablespoon of salt. Pour mixture into jar and seal. Decorate as desired.
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Gingerbread Spice Mix.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 2 ounces
Calories Per Serving: 34 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ginger
  • 1 tablespoon all-spice
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • tiny pinch of back pepper
  • 2 ounce glass jars) 2.7

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Divide the spice mix between the 2 jars. Seal and decorate as desired.
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And can we all eat all the cookies…and brownies??? please?!? who said anything about sharing. 🙂

{This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Half Baked Harvest cooking!! :) }
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  1. I love these gift ideas!

    I used one of your pictures on my blog, I hope it’s ok for you, otherwise, please tell me and I’ll remove it!

    Thank you for the recipes!

    Lucile.

  2. hi! i am a non american and really must do these jars as they look gorgeous to give away!! could you just help me with those Mini Christmas Reese cups? i cant find what it is, i would need to see it to be able to find something similar in my country (which is sweden) or just explain what kind of chocolate that is! thanks for your help! and for all your gorgeous recipes i love!

  3. I love to receive clothing that fits :). I like to give items that are useful and have value beyond just decorative… and anything from Etsy.

  4. Many years ago I started giving away jars of food that I had canned over the summer and have found that it is greatly appreciated as most of my friends do not can. This year I have tried alot of new recipes and can’t wait to see what they think. I have also started making my own soap so each gift bag will include a bar of hand made soap. I have that giving something you made is so much more special as it is giving of your time to create it.
    I love receiving items for my kitchen, I spend alot of time in there to try to feed my family the right foods. Happy Holidays to all.

  5. I love giving baked goods to my friends and family. I mail a ton of packages out each year and it’s so fun! I like receiving gifts, too…don’t really have a favorite though.

  6. This is the cutest gift idea, and I love your idea to give back this month! 🙂 My favorite gift to give is anything homemade…cookies, peppermint bark, truffles. I seem to take treats with me almost everywhere ;). I also love giving gifts that relate to people’s interests or collections – I know someone obsessed with owls, so I am always on the look out for anything owl themed! As far as receiving, I’m all about fancy chocolate or anything from Anthro/Sur la Table/Williams-Sonoma.

  7. So my favorite gift to give is my girls “big gift” at Christmas! Their big gift is of course, the most anticipated gift. (If my answer could be any and every gift I give, it would be.. hehe). They always have one expensive gift and a pile of little ones. This year for example my 12 yr old is getting her first cell phone, an iphone 6! And my 9 yr old is getting an ipod touch! And honestly, I dont care at all what I receive. The best gift I get is the company of my husband and two daughters on Christmas morning!!! The best gift I get isnt at all a materialistic one, its to see the joy in their eyes as they stare at all the gifts under the tree for the first time, to live the excitement with them as they open em up one by one and when their finally finished its getting their arms wrapped around my neck as they say thank you!! Ahh its the best. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! ♡

  8. My favorite gift to give is something the receiver truly wants (even when they don’t realize they want it!). I love seeing peoples expressions when they open gifts. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a gift that I baked, knit or purchased at the store. I’m happy with anything, but I will admit my favorite gift is cash. I live on a pretty tight budget and I love being able to “splurge” on something I normally wouldn’t buy myself. Then when ever I use it, I think of the person who “gave” it to me!

  9. I love the homemade gift ideas! For my kids, I love to give them Harry Potter themed gifts. My eldest daughter is giving her almost-11 year old twin sisters admission to Hogwarts letters! They will explode with joy and surprise.

  10. These are so cute! I want to make them all! I love giving/making themed baskets with a little mix of everything that person likes, as for receiving.. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate, I’d be so happy with a Hershey bar 🙂